Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance
- Certificate III & IV are the only awards to receive these payments
- Complete the application.
- Within 7 days Hope College will send you a letter of enrolment.
- Take that Letter of Acceptance’ to your local Department of Human Service to apply for Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance.
- Hope College Centrelink code is 4P105
- Remember only full-time eligible Australian students may apply to receive these allowances
In contrast to student payments,
Youth Allowance (other) and Newstart Allowance are paid to unemployed people while they look for work. Recipients are required to demonstrate that they are actively looking for work, or undertaking activities to improve their work prospects. These arrangements are called mutual obligation requirements and generally meet community expectations for receipt of
taxpayer-funded income support.
Job seekers must meet their mutual obligation requirements to continue to receive payment unless they have been granted an exemption by the Department of Human Services. Recipients can
satisfy the activity test in a number of different ways, depending on their circumstances including full-time study, training or job search, or they can combine job search with a number of other activities including part-time study, part-time work, voluntary work or participation in approved programmes.
Full-time or part-time study can contribute to meeting a person’s mutual obligation requirements, either alone or in combination with job search or other activities. Employment services providers
are responsible for approving a study for the purposes of meeting mutual obligation requirements. Providers can approve participation in a short course of education or training if they determine that participation is necessary and the course is:
• vocationally orientated
• less than 12 months (two semesters) in duration
• highly likely to provide a job seeker with a qualification that will result in an Employment Outcome, improve their employability or lead to qualifications in an identified area of skills shortage.
These rules reflect the intention of Youth Allowance (other) and Newstart Allowance, which is to assist unemployed people to find work.